Monthly Archives: May 2011

Student Power : The Reflexion Chair

The Reflexion Chair: Designed by Pratt Institute design student Arnold Chu. Built of two-way mirrors in the silhouette of a diamond, with embedded LCD panels that serve as digital upholstery, which can ultimately provide unlimited color and pattern options. This … Continue reading

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Work & Play : Helen Frankenthaler

American abstract expressionist painter and artist Helen Frankenthaler sitting amidst her art in her New York City studio. Photographed by Gordon Parks for LIFE magazine ca. 1956. Buy this or other Helen Frankenthaler art prints here.

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Thoughts : The Accident + Updates

Hello friends, fellow bloggers and readers. Last week my computer and backup was destroyed by a freakish virus and in the process I lost all my work and saved files from the past 9 years or so. Among the lost … Continue reading

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Wordplay : Hipfarian

hipster + rastafarian = hipfarian

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Inspiration : “All That Glitters”

Glitter + Metallics really are hot n’ heavy right now. ___ Models Patrycja and Justyna from D’vision Model Management, are photographed by Remik Kozdra & Kasia Baczulis for the May 2011 issue of Papercut Magazine. Please credit responsibly! Images for … Continue reading

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Outspoken : “Look at Me”

Design should never say, “Look at me.” It should always say, “Look at this.” – David Craib

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Collectables : “Iridescent” Zsolnay Porcelain

Personally I am not a big fan of figurines and yet lately I have been finding many vintage pieces that can easily pass for decorative or sculptural art. Often these porcelain or ceramic pieces are quite affordable and if your … Continue reading

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Trends : Heavy Metal

Keep your eyes open for overlapping trends with lots of colorful metallics, many inspired by nature, like those found on a Bismuth crystal. Please credit responsibly! Image by Micha L. Rieser.

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Thoughts : ICFF 2011

This article is written partially in response to the video posted by the lovely Grace Bonney from Design *Sponge expressing her disappointment with this years ICFF (international contemporary furniture fair) 2011 which you can see and read here, and partially … Continue reading

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Ingenuity : Can Delight

The Can Delight: Suspended lights made from recycled spray cans, painted and fitted with par lamps. These clever little fellas were designed for the Light Gorilla competition by the Slovenian based Zek Crew. Please credit responsibly. Photos via zek.si.

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Rare & Beautiful : Cabinet-Vitrine

Cabinet-Vitrine 1899: A masterfully carved wood Art Nouveau style cabinet designed by the Belgian architect and furniture designer Gustave Serrurier-Bovy. Currently this on display at the MET in gallery 556. Copyright © 2000–2011 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights … Continue reading

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WordPlay : Leatheroma

leather + aroma = leatheroma Inspired by “Truly love the smell…look and feel of very old, worn-in, cracked leather.” Jenne Lombardo -tweeted march 10th 2011

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Events : Rare Earths “Fluorescentball”

The Fluorescentball which is the MAD museums annual young patrons gala is this coming Monday, May 16, from 7:00 p.m. – Midnight. More info and tickets here. ___ Art shown is, 1. Untitled (Blair’s Room), 2008, by Kava Gorna and … Continue reading

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Events : Rankin Live @milkstudios

Are you a stylish New Yorker? Here is a rare opportunity to be photographed by the world famous British portrait and fashion photographer John Rankin Waddell, aka Rankin. The five day event will be held at the super cool NYC … Continue reading

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Work & Play : Richard Serra

American artist and minimalist sculptor Richard Serra working on some etchings and paintstik compositions, at Gemini G.E.L., an artist’s workshop and publisher of limited edition art prints in Los Angeles, California, around November 1990. Please credit responsibly! Photo by Sidney … Continue reading

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Dubbed : Kate Moss for French Vogue

Inspired by my last weeks “Inspiration” post featuring the beautiful Kate Moss for Paris Vogue. See full post here. 1. Kulms Chair 01 : A stackable wood chair designed by Tokyo based design firm Nagatomo Jan. 2. Italian 1960’s, artistic … Continue reading

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Inspiration : The Hotel Tugu

From the “Getting Lost in Java” article in this weeks NY-Times Travel section; I love the organic shape of the entrance to this colorfully painted corridor at The Hotel Tugu in Malang, Indonesia. Please credit responsibly! Photo by Jes Aznar for … Continue reading

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Ingenuity : Rhythm of Light

The rhythm of light. A design video by Dutch designer Susanne de Graef.

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Wordplay : Splatter

Fragile Glass Bulbs = Splatter

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Inspiration : Secret Garden

Although we are still in the midst of a very cold spring I cant help but look forward to spending some quiet time at this mostly unknown Catskill NY lake which is on my favorite getaway places in the world.  … Continue reading

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On Display : Color Moves – The Art of Sonia Delaunay

Color Moves – and exhibit featuring the Art and Fashion of Ukrainian born, French abstract artist and textile designer Sonia Delaunay. Currently on view at the Cooper-Hewitt in NYC until June 19th 2011. ___ Sonia Delaunay is primarily known as … Continue reading

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